The APH Talking PC Maps Software provides spoken and on-screen map data and 12 million points of interest for U.S. states, territories and Canada on one flash drive. It speaks on any Windows computer, whether or not the computer has screen reading software installed. The software is not a GPS system, but instead provides a verbal description of physical space and what it contains. It gives persons with visual impairments the same information available to sighted persons through incidental learni
Basic Map Reading Concepts: Map Study II, model 1-01120-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training program presents 30 map reading concepts in three areas: location and direction; finding corners; and diagonal, vertical, and horizontal movement. This program includes 13 sequential lesson plans in print, and three plastic relief maps with contrasting colors designed to introduce area, linear, and point symbols.
The Chang Tactual Diagram Kit, model 1-03130-00, is a tactile map skills training kit designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This tactile aid enables teachers of orientation & mobility and other curricula to construct diagrams and maps using brightly colored plastic pieces that adhere to a dark felt board covered with hook and loop material. The kit includes flat geometric forms in 27 different shapes and sizes (104 total), a print instructoral guidebook, and a carryi
Contemporary Living (CLU) is a personal skills and independent living skills tutorial program designed for use by individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities or low vision. This series of three duplicatable CD-ROMs, three companion books, and three online lessons can be used by high school students and each interactive program is written on a middle school level and branches to a lower reading level when remediation is needed. This series can be used independently or in groups and was de
Maps Represent Real Places: Map Study I, model 1-01130-00, is map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training curriculum introduces map concepts by having students map a classroom and other known environments. Students learn to find objects and to identify map symbols representing those objects. This program includes 80 lessons in print; tactile, high-contrast color maps of various room arrangements; sheets for student mapping exercises; and large
Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program in Map Study, model 1-01110-00, is audio map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This audio program uses fun characters on audio cassette tape to introduce 40 map reading skills, such as distinguishing mountains from valleys and channels from bays. The program includes ten brightly colored tactile landforms; six two-track, 1 7/8 ips (inch per second) cassette tapes; and teacher's and program manuals in pr
Relief Map for Dark Use is a map designed for individuals with low vision. Relief map of the continental U.S. with elevations that are exaggerated 20 times. Ocean floors are incised with latitude and longitude lines. This plastic map uses high-contrast paint to depict water areas as blue and land surfaces as yellow and brown.
Tactile Town: 3-D Orientation and Mobility Kit is designed for use by students ages 5 and older, who are visually impaired and blind. Assists in the development of cognitive mapping skills by helping students perceive and organize their physical environment specific to concepts such as street layouts, intersections, route patterns, city block arrangements, etc. Encourages active participation and interaction with displayed map layouts so that concepts and skills, not conveniently accessed throug
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To aid students who are blind or have low vision in learning the four major directions on a map. Create a tactile game board on a raised-line grid sheet with 1-inch squares. On the outer margins of the grid sheet, label the edges: North (upper), South (lower), East (right), and West (left). Mark a "START" square tactilely in the center of the south edge of the board. Affix a pebble or other three-dimensional shape on the square in the center of the north edge o